TRi YOUTH

TRi YOUTH events are for those interested in a racing experience similar to a Give-It-A- Tri or Sprint Triathlon commonly found at traditional adult triathlon events. TRi YOUTH Triathlons are an opportunity for youth to experience the ‘next step’ in triathlon.

TRi YOUTH Triathlons are geared towards TRi KiDS who are ‘aging out’ of the program or for those who want to experience the sport for the first time. Athletes in the 14 – 15 age group have the option of TRi KiDS or TRi YOUTH events. All TRi YOUTH athletes will participate in one age group category, 14 to 17 years of age.

Races are timed, however they are non-competitive (no awards) and do not require specialized equipment. The TRi YOUTH environment is one of support, learning and of gaining experience.

Race Locations

Ottawa, ON – August 6, 2017

Milton, ON – September 3, 2017

**Afternoon start times

Race Format

Swim 350 metres – time trial start with each athlete starting at 5 second intervals. Athletes will swim on the right side of each lane and pass on the left. There will be multiple athletes swimming up and down each lane.No forward movement using bottom, lane ropes, or walls. Athletes can stop to rest (stand up) but can ONLY move forwards by swimming. No flippers or propulsion devices allowed.

Transition – there will be no assistance in transition and all athletes will return their bike to the same spot before starting the run (depending on venue). Helmet must be fastened before touching the bike (after swimming). No riding in transition (walk bike to mount line). Helmet must stay done up until after the bike is racked (after cycling).

Uniform – Athletes must cover their chest and stomach on the bike and run. Athletes may ride sleeveless. Females may wear a one piece swim suit – No two piece swim suits are allowed.

Bike 10km – athletes will ride on the right and only pass on the left.  No drafting (riding right beside or behind someone). Athletes must stay 3 bike lengths behind someone unless they are passing.

Run 3.5 km – run will take place on trails or on grass and will involve multiple laps or out and back.

TRi YOUTH events will start immediately following the TRi KiDS event. Race kit pick up and orientation sessions will take place on race day.

TRi YOUTH participants will receive a race kit, race bib, technical race shirt and finishers medal.